by Anton Shilov
06/26/2010 | 12:25 PM
Thanks to adoption of Google Android mobile platform by various phone manufacturers, more than 160 thousand of devices based on Google Android mobile platform are sold daily, according to the head of Google.
“Everybody is going to be on mobile devices all the time, every day, unless they're asleep. Everything is moving to mobile and we're participating in it. We have more than 160 thousand of these things shipping globally every day. The momentum is phenomenal,” said Eric Schmdit, the chief executive of Google, said of Android-powered devices, reports AFP news-agency.
The news-agency notes that back in May 2010, at Google's annual shareholders meeting, Mr. Schmidt indicated that at least 65 thousand Android-based smartphones were shipping daily, although he also warned at the time that the number may actually be far higher. In any case, the achievement of Android platform is evident.
The success of the platform – which offers more capabilities for consumers that Blackberry or Symbian – is rather logical, especially thanks to relatively broad choice of devices by different manufacturers, primarily HTC, Motorola, LG Electronics and so on.
The Android operating system continued to shake up the U.S. mobile phone market in the first quarter of 2010, moving past Apple to take the number-two position among smartphone operating systems. NPD’s wireless market research reveals that based on unit sales to consumers last quarter the Android operating system moved into second position at 28% behind RIM’s OS (36%) and ahead of Apple’s OS (21%). The popularity of Android clearly indicates that more and more consumers are adopting smartphones and fewer of them want to acquire Apple iPhone.
According to the latest ABI Research data, a little more than 55 million smartphones shipped during the quarter. Smartphone shipments are expected to grow 21% this year to 224 million, according to the market tracking company.